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5 Health Reasons Not to Get a Tattoo

Posted on the 02 February 2016 by Health_news

5 Health reasons not to get a tattoo

As tempting as it might be to get a tattoo, you need to give it a lot of thought before you actually go in for one. Tattoos are permanent for one, as once the design is made on your skin injecting the ink, the removal process is not an easy process and is quiet painful.

Tattoos might be the ‘in’ thing with your group or in your locality but it is best to know of what complications may arise if the tattoo job goes wrong.

Here are 5 health reasons not to get a tattoo:

1) Risk of infection

Risk of infection

Due to the fact that we are penetrating the kin using ink and needles, there is always a risk of catching an infection. Viruses such as HIV, Hepatitis B and C can also be transmitted by tattooing.

Treatment might possible for these infections and they may take several months for it to clear out of your body completely.

It is always advisable to visit licensed parlours to reduce the risk of infections. Again, these infections cannot be completely ruled out even in licensed parlors.

2) Blood borne diseases

Blood borne diseases

If the needles and other tools used to inject and create a tattoo design are contaminated with infected blood, you risk catching various blood borne diseases that include HIV, Hepatitis B and C, Tetanus etc…

3) Allergic reactions

Allergic reactions

The dyes used in tattooing do not suit all skin types. Dark colours like red, blue and green can cause allergic reactions like rash, boil or other skin problems.

You might not even see the allergic reaction immediately as it might take days, weeks or even months to appear.

4) Skin problems

Skin problems

Some of the major skin problems that occur after a tattoo session include granulates and keloids. Bumps that form around the tattoo ink are called granulates and keloids are overgrowth of scar tissue that leads to uneven skin surface.

All these skin conditions are treatable but take a long time to actually recover.

5) MRI complications

MRI complications

Though this is rare, it does occur. Sometimes the ink in the tattoo interferes with MRI and causes it to interfere with the quality of the MRI scanned image.

Though treatments are available for these medical issues that arise due to getting tattoos, it is better to stay away from injecting toxins and foreign substances in the form of ink into your skin and body.

Hope these reasons are enough to scare you aware from getting a tattoo. Weigh the pros and cons carefully before you jump right in.

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